2023 Sustainability Report

A photo highlighting the engineering buildings, particularly the Fitts-Woolard building, on Centennial Campus, in relation to downtown Raleigh skyline. Photo by Marc Hall

2023 Sustainability Report

July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023

The 2023 NC State Sustainability Report highlights the latest progress toward the university’s sustainability goals and its commitment to wise stewardship of resources, prudent financial planning and environmentally responsible operations.

In this report, you will learn about new and existing sustainability programs, projects and practices from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. These initiatives contribute to a more efficient and resilient campus, foster important research breakthroughs and equip students to tackle the world’s toughest environmental, social and economic challenges.

students sitting in half-moon ampitheater while teacher is standing in middle giving a lecture


Goal: Integrate sustainability into education, experiences and research.

Students posed for photos during Respect the Pack as a part of Welcome Week. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Student Leadership

Goal: Engage students in initiatives that promote leadership and service in sustainability.

Students enjoy the Stafford Commons space at the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall

Community and Culture

Goal: Accelerate a culture of sustainability, inclusivity, and well-being on campus and in the community.

Plant Sciences Building CALS lab space bright white tables windows with bike in background

Operations, Planning and Design

Goal: Model sustainability through efficient, innovative facilities and operations that educate the campus community and improve the quality of life.

A Live@Lake Raleigh spring event provides a social outdoor venue on Centennial Campus. Photo by Becky Kirkland.


Goal: Propel awareness and sustainability at and beyond NC State.